With Valentines Day almost upon us, lots of people will be thinking about dating – dating as we get older can be quite daunting for many. However many older people start dating again in later life. You may be lonely after bereavement or divorce and want to find a new partner or you may just want someone to go out and have a good time with.
Peoples desire for closeness and intimacy doesn’t stop with age. Whilst you might have supportive family and friends, it’s not the same as having a close relationship with someone.
At Cherished Home Care Services, we support all of the people we support to live life as independently and as fulfilled as possible. Our homecare team is on hand to help support you if you are looking to develop your circle of friends or if you are dipping your toe into dating again. Our team can support you with attending social activities, clubs and attending societies and more.
Whilst you might find it worrying that dating has changed we can help support you to find ways to go about it again. Technology has made it possible to meet more people now but for the most part, dating is much the same as it ever was. It’s more likely that you have changed and it’s worth taking time to consider what you really want now.
Ways to meet people later in life:
If you’re ready to start dating but not sure where to start, just being more social can help you gain confidence. You could try taking up a new hobby or activity that would bring you into contact with people, such as walking, singing in a choir or dancing. You could also:
- take a course or join a special interest group
- ask your friends to introduce you to people
- try volunteering
- look for events that are happening in your local community or through places of worship
- place a personal ad in a local paper
- go on a singles holiday.
Independent Age has lots of advice and tips of dating as you get older, find out more.